About The Author: Charlene Sharpe

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Charlene Sharpe has been with The Dispatch since 2014. A graduate of Stephen Decatur High School and the University of Richmond, she spent seven years with the Delmarva Media Group before joining the team at The Dispatch.

Career Ladder Expected To Guide County Staff

SNOW HILL– A new career ladder is expected to show the county’s water and wastewater workers what they need to advance through the department.The Worcester County Commissioners last week voted unanimously to approve service records for positions within the water and wastewater division. The records will make employees aware of licensing requirements, education requirements and… Read more »

Two Assateague Horses Die Of Natural Causes

Two Assateague Horses Die Of Natural Causes

ASSATEAGUE ISLAND – Two well-known stallions from Assateague Island’s population of wild horses died this month.Assateague’s herd is down two this month as 21-year-old General Harker and 17-year-old Yankee were found dead of apparent natural causes in December. Several photographers that frequent the island shared their memories of the stallions on social media this week.“General… Read more »

Officials Approve Revised Commissioner Districts

SNOW HILL– Officials approved revised commissioner districts following a public hearing this week.The Worcester County Commissioners voted unanimously on Tuesday to approve revised district maps. The maps were adjusted following the release of the latest U.S. Census data, as districts are meant to maintain equal populations.“We started this process last spring,” said Jennifer Keener, the… Read more »

Local Officials Appeal BES Funding Decision

BERLIN – Local officials asked the state to reconsider a funding request for the replacement of Buckingham Elementary School during a hearing last week.Superintendent Lou Taylor, Worcester County Commissioner President Chip Bertino and Sen. Mary Beth Carozza met with the Interagency Committee on School Construction (IAC) virtually last Thursday to make the case for Buckingham… Read more »

Taphouse to West OC

Taphouse to West OC

WEST OCEAN CITY – A popular Ocean City establishment now has a location in West Ocean City.The connections of the 45th Street Taphouse opened up Taphouse West Bar and Grille last weekend on the corner of Route 50 and Keyser Point Road. Zev Sibony is excited to bring some of the Taphouse favorites to a… Read more »